Guess What Suri Thinks of Tom Cruise’s ‘Rock of Ages’ Eyeliner?
Love it or Hate It?: The Cruise Family Edition. What do you suppose Suri’s opinion of Tom’s wacky makeup is?
As we all know, Rock of Ages comes out on Friday. Or do we all know that? Well, if you didn’t before, you do now. Anyway, Rock of Ages is a crazy ‘80s hair band musical odyssey starring Diego Boneta, Julianne Hough, Alec Baldwin, Paul Giamati, Russell Brand, and of course Tom Cruise. Perhaps more than anyone else in the cast, Tom Cruise has undergone quite the transformation to become rocker Stacee Jaxx; and naturally, some fans have loved seeing him with the long hair, leather pants, and eyeliner, while others… haven’t.
Guess which category his daughter Suri falls under?
Yep: She hates it. Tom recently phoned into Ryan Seacrest’s radio show on KIS-FM, and when discussing how Tom approached creating Stacee’s character, of course Suri’s reaction to her dad’s new look came up. Said Tom, “When I had the eyeliner on, and the painted nails—she was a little taken aback by that. She was like, ‘What is happening to my dad?’”
This is perhaps a natural reaction for any child to have upon seeing their parent suddenly look… well, not like their parent; but this is Suri Cruise we’re talking about here. She’s been wearing lipstick and high heels since the womb. Am I alone in thinking that a little eyeliner shouldn’t be enough to scare her off?
Of course, it’s possible that the reason she was so taken aback by the eyeliner is not that it scared her, but rather that she was simply appalled at how poorly it was applied. Budding little fashionista and makeup artist that she is, perhaps the 6-year-old felt compelled to fix Dad’s makeup or get out of the room. I wonder what she’s got written down about the incident in her Burn Book?
Anyway, Tom went on to talk a little more about Suri’s experiences on set with both her parents: “She goes to Kate’s [Holmes, Tom’s wife and Suri’s mom] set and there’s the hair and the makeup and it’s a very nice set,” he said. “Then Suri comes to my sets and she’s got to wear a hard helmet and there’s explosions going off and Dad’s all bloody and bruised!” I don’t know about you, Bettys, but the hard helmet and the explosions sound a heck of a lot more interesting! Take a listen to the rest of the interview here.
Tell us: What do you think? Do you agree with Suri, or do you think Tom’s eyeliner is the hottest thing you’ve ever seen?
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.